Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Che Meets Fidel
On July 8, 1955, Che Guevara met Fidel Castro. Che was 27, Fidel 28. The two talked the entire night and by morning Che had decided to join the “26th of July Movement” which hoped to overthrow the Batista government of Cuba. At first Che planned to be the group’s medical officer, but he soon discovered that he had a gift for warfare. Che Guevara appears five times in A Book of Ages, Castro twice.